Industrial Cost Indicator

The Industrial Cost Indicator (ICI) was developed by CNI to capture the evolution of costs and their impact on the competitiveness of Brazilian industry. It is calculated quarterly and makes it possible to keep track of the short term evolution of costs, which is key for building and evaluating policies and actions in favor of competitiveness. The indicator began to be published in January 2013, but its historical series goes back to 2006.


Brazilian industrial costs increase in the first quarter of 2020

The Industrial Cost Indicator rose by 2.4% in the first quarter of 2020, mainly due to an increase in production costs sensitive to exchange rate variations: those of imported inputs and of fuel oil.


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